Laurie Smithwick

Home is where the heart is

  Laurie Smithwick, designer, artist and teacher, wants to bring art to every corner of Charlotte — starting with her Plaza Midwood home. by Page Leggett While most kids were pledging to become doctors, teachers, and firefighters, Charlotte native Laurie Smithwick, 49, set her sights on being an art director. Making mixtape covers was one of her earliest design efforts.…